Colonialism and After (L2003)
15 credits, Level 4
This module is an introduction to a range of key historical problems and conceptual questions relating to the colonial and postcolonial experiences.
Focusing on the characteristics of capitalism, imperialism, and modernity, you will examine the making of the modern world.
You’ll be introduced to:
- European expansion
- the slave economy
- the development of wage labour
- industrial growth
- creation of the modern state
- the idea of development
- the creation of the “third world”.
20%: Coursework (Essay)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Anthropology and International Development BA
- Economics and International Development BA
- Geography BA
- Geography and International Development BA
- Geography with a Language BA
- International Development BA
- International Development with a Language BA
- International Relations and Development BA
- Liberal Arts BA
- Sociology and International Development BA